Calling for Green Army projects

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is calling on councils and community groups to submit ideas for new Green Army projects across the region.

Mr Pitt said the Green Army provided opportunities for young people to gain training and experience, while delivering real benefits to the local environment.

“Projects can involve restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, planting, cleaning up creeks and rivers and conserving cultural heritage places,” he said.

“Under the programme, the participants will be paid an allowance and undertake accredited training.”

Applications open on Monday (14 April) and will close on 9 May. The first round of the Programme will run from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

Project guidelines are available online at www.environment.gov.au/green-army or from the Hinkler electorate office on Woongarra Street.